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For more than 60 years, PD&D has provided design engineers with the information they need to be successful. Our readers have come to depend on the information presented, not only to stay abreast of all the developments important to their work, but also as a primary resource when selecting components for specific design challenges.

PD&D’s mission is to furnish comprehensive coverage of new technologies, trends, systems, materials and components that design engineers require in order to assemble their build lists, complete their design projects and reach production more quickly.

Product-focused content, a condensed informational format and a unique data delivery scheme are all by-products of our readers’ need to streamline time-to-market processes in terms of both time and money.

PD&D delivers product, technology, and application information for both industrial, and consumer applications.

PD&D is designed to include a wide range of information in an easy-to-use, quick and hard-hitting format that allows the busy design engineer to view, read, select, and move forward.

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Beth Campbell

Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group, joined ABM in September 2013 after two decades of strategic and operations experience at Thomson, Standard & Poor’s and Reuters as an SVP and Global Editor-in-chief. Beth understands the competitive challenges facing a dynamic team of print and digital journalists to deliver unique insight to readers. First a journalist and storyteller, Beth is always looking for feedback to better serve the design engineering community. She has a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State..

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David Mantey

David Mantey is Executive Editor of Product Design & Development, Medical Device Technology, and Wireless Design & Development. In addition to creating and coordinating content for these properties, David writes articles about a number of topics, including critical issues for OEM design engineers, new product developments, and component, system, and applications solutions. He has a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

 Melissa Fassbender

Melissa Fassbender

Melissa Fassbender is an Associate Editor for Product Design & Development. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas where she studied English and German Literature and received a B.A. in Literary Studies, with a minor in Communications and Journalism.

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Chris Fox

Chris Fox is a Managing Editor for Product Design and Development. Chris has worked as a journalist in both print and electronic media across the disciplines of music, philosophy, and engineering. His articles delve into issues surrounding the world of OEM design engineers and the latest advances in emerging technology. Chris has a B.S. in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

 Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes is an associate editor for Product Design & Development, ECN, and Medical Design Technology. Melissa creates daily digital news content, including the Design Engineering Daily Asian newsletters, Engineering Update web series, articles, and blogs. She also writes MDT’s Applying Tech column, featured articles, and other print content. Melissa attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Minnesota State University—Moorhead, and St. Cloud State University where she received an M.A. in English with a minor in Art History.

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Eric Sorensen

Eric Sorensen is the Coordinator of Multimedia Development for Advantage Business Media and Product Design & Development. Eric handles video filming, production, and further multimedia development and rich media distribution for Advantage Business Media and Product Design & Development. He has a B.S. in Web Design and Media Development from UW - Stevens Point.

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